Trailer: Mark Ruffalo stars in I Know This Much Is True
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Mark Ruffalo is heading back to the small screen this May in new miniseries I Know This Much Is True.
Based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb and written and directed by Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine, A Place Beyond the Pines), the six-part series stars the Oscar nominee in his first TV role since The Beat in 2000. Not only that, but he takes on a double role as Dominick Birdsey and his twin brother, Thomas, in a family saga filled with betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness.
Following Dominick and Thomas at different stages in their lives, we begin in their present with both brothers approaching middle-age. Thomas is a paranoid schizophrenic, and it falls to Dominick to take care of him, even as their mother’s health fails and Thomas’ behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and dangerous.
The series also stars Academy Award winner Melissa Leo as Dominick and Thomas’ mother, as well as Rosie O’Donnell, Archie Panjabi, Juliette Lewis, Kathryn Hahn and Imogen Poots.
It premieres in the UK on Monday 11th May, with Sky Atlantic simulcasting each episode at 2am alongside the US broadcast, before repeating it at 9pm – which means each episode will be available on-demand at any time on Mondays.
Don’t have Sky? You can also get it through contract-free streaming service NOW TV, which costs £8.99 a month and gives live and on-demand access to SyFy UK, FOX UK and a number of Sky channels, including Sky Atlantic and Sky Comedy, plus Sky Crime and Sky One.